Events and Programs

Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
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Program Schedule for 2019

All events will be held at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse unless otherwise noted.  
All programs are conducted by, or in cooperation with, the Schuylkill County Department of Parks and Recreation.

****Zumba Fitness
Starting April 1, 2019 at the Clubhouse
Every Monday (except holidays) from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5.00 per class
Contact Denise for more details
717-269-3214 or

****Canoe and Kayak Rental Concession
Opens at the Canoe Launch near the Clubhouse on Memorial Day weekend, May 25th.  
Canoes, Kayaks, Rowboats. $10.00/hour, $17.00 for two hours, $25.00 for 3 hours, $30.00 for 4 hours.
Canoes and rowboats seat up to 3, kayaks seat one. PFD and paddles are supplied.
Saturday, Sunday, Memorial Day Monday, July 4th and Labor Day Monday Only. Watercraft available on a first come first serve basis.
Times are 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM  On weekends after 11:00 AM call 570-345-3537.
Last rental is at 6:00 PM. All boats must be returned by 7:00 PM.
Rentals will be made if weather and lake conditions permit and staff is available.
Disc Golf Rentals- Same location and hours as boat rentals. $20.00 deposit/rental returned when 3 discs are returned. 

****Yoga for All Ages 
Saturday, August 10 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Large Pavilion  
Young people from ages 8+ and seasoned folks (my age…60+). “Porcupine Pat” will show postures like the Tree, the Bridge, and the Warrior. Meets in the Large Pavilion. Bring a big towel or a yoga mat.  

**** Full Moon Clambake and Night Float 
Saturday, August 17th, from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Pavilion and Clubhouse. 
Pre-registration is required. To preregister call Susan at 570-624-3018.
Enjoy a clambake and then canoe/kayak under the moon.
6 - 7 PM Clambake - Cost: $20/person
Pre-registration & payment are required for clam bake by Friday, August 9.
Menu: 1 dozen clams with melted butter, Bar-b-que Chicken Leg, Baked Potato with butter and sour cream Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw, Watermelon slices, Dessert & Drinks.
8:30 PM Kayaking and canoeing. Bring your own boat if you have it.
Don’t forget the pfd’s and lights.
A limited number of canoes and kayaks are available to rent at $5.00 (half price) on a first come basis. For boat rentals call Denise at 570-345-8952

****Wee Ones Walk—Autumn Adventure
Saturday, October 5 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Meets in the Waterfall Road parking lot of Sweet Arrow Lake. Heighten your child’s natural curiosity during a sensory nature walk with “Porcupine Pat” of the Schuylkill Conservation District. The walk focuses on colors, textures, shapes, sounds and smells found in nature. Recommended for children ages 3 and above.  

****Wee Ones Walk
Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Waterfall Parking Lot
Join Porcupine Pat for this kids “knee high to a bread box” tour at Sweet Arrow Lake. We use our senses to explore and enjoy the early days of fall. We take a different route than the October program. Meets at Waterfall Road Parking Lot.

​****Prune Shade Trees with a Purpose 
Saturday, November 9th from 10 am to 3 pm. Meets at the Large Pavilion.
Join us and prune shade trees at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. This hands-on training will be conducted by trained pruners and certified arborist Frank Snyder. Besides learning how to properly prune trees, this workshop will help you visualize the importance of pruning with a purpose. The trees at the park will be pruned to improve branch structure, enhance tree health and create a future vision for the park. Share our vision of tall straight limb-free trees with large canopies that shades the grassy areas around the clubhouse. 

Be part of a tree pruning that will have a major influence on the health and beauty of the trees and grounds at the county park. 
Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions and light work activities. 

This program is a co-sponsored by the Schuylkill County Conservancy and the Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association.  

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